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In photos: Anzac Day Dawn Service 2015

By 25 April 2015
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For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Silver Fox Bar and Grill, Curtin

By 25 April 2015 1
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Silver Fox Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants that constantly pops up on my Facebook news feed and the posts look so delicious. Believe it or not, I actually have a list...

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

By 24 April 2015
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For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here's a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the ...

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

By 24 April 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday! Saturday 25 April 12 Mornington Street Amaroo 7.30am to 1pm Stools, ligh...

A look around Canberra – the highs and lows of Kambah

By 24 April 2015 8
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I should declare up front that I’m a Kambah girl. I haven’t lived there for two decades, but I grew up there. I even went to Kambah High back in the day. I know, maybe ...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

By 23 April 2015 4
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Another week almost over! Here's your guide to what's on this weekend, including Canberra's Anzac Day Centenary commemorations. Anzac Day 2015 The Australian War Memoria...

Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

By 24 April 2015
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A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24). A warrant was swo...

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra

By 24 April 2015
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The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first ...

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Is recession inevitable in Canberra?

By 25 February 2009 47

Australia is not and will not be immune from the economic crisis. Canberra won't be either. For a start Canberra is dependent on the Commonwealth Public Service for much of its employment. In the May Budget it is possible the Rudd Government will take a meat axe to the public service - either dir...

I've got a lender for my land rents! - Stanhope

By 25 February 2009 17

The Canberra Times informs us that Comrade Stanhope's beloved land rent scheme is not yet singing with the choir eternal. He says he's found a bank, a secret bank, willing to lend people money to build a house on rented land. Mr Stanhope defended the scheme as a ''fantastic, successful, st...

Speeding fine at Road works near Pialligo roundabout

By 25 February 2009 95

I saw recent comments on the subject of speeding through road works. What do readers think of this? I received a $604 speeding fine (and 4 points) for driving at the normal speed (79km) through the road works area near Pialligo at 8pm on a Saturday night when I was the only one on the road. ...

Commonwealth moolah flows to Eddison and Glebe Parks

By 24 February 2009 78

When we think of "infrastructure projects" we generally like to think of big stuff. Continent spanning fibre-optic lines, double track electrified railway, huge water pipelines, dual carriageways with flyovers, canals, harbours, and dams. But Mr Stanhope has announced that the first benefits of a...

Another day, another failure on health service delivery

By 24 February 2009 31

Jeremy Hanson is having another poke at the seemingly hapless Katy Gallagher. It seems that her fully worked out plans for a secure mental health facility at The Canberra Hospital and a Young Persons unit at Calvary Hospital were both vapourised by reality when it came time to figure out where th...

What most inspires you about Canberra history?

By 24 February 2009 103

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope reports that Fraser, Wanniassa Hills and Yarralumla Primary Schools as well as Canberra High are going to have a stab at teaching local Canberra history to their students. Apparently this was prompted by the impending 2013 centenary of the city's founding, although on...

YouTubing High Speed Motorcyclist gets away without even a fine

By 24 February 2009 50

On New Year's eve we had a bit of excitement courtesy of a YouTubing Kawasaki Z750 rider, his digital speedo, and his willingness to ride at what looked like well over 200kmph while filming it. Word now reaches the bunker that he has escaped court without even copping a fine. More details as t...

Adventure Paintball 3 man 22 Feb 09

By 24 February 2009 10

Afternoon all, the first round of the 3 man tournament series was run and won last weekend. The place getters were: 1st: Chubbies 2nd: Headshot 3rd: New Wave Good fun was had by all on the day with perfect weather. The only curiosity of the day being a team of IT contractors who named...

Hang gliding over Lake George

By 24 February 2009 27

LimpJimmy's posted this video on YouTube with the following note: We had a job to do, so we did what we had to do, mostly. Thanks also to Andrew and Ed coming down for a bit of formation flying... it should look FANTASTIC on the big screen at the festival! This kind of footage is being fi...

Pecha Kucha on this Wednesday

By 24 February 2009 2

The first Pecha Kucha night in 2009 will take place on February 25 in the NewActon courtyard, kicking off at 7pm. As always, entry to the event is free. For those new to the idea, Pecha Kucha is a global affair featuring creative folk discussing their ideas. Kicking off in Tokyo in 2002, the ...

Data Centre Developers Getting Ready for Green Light to Go

By 24 February 2009 7

The Australian is reporting that the developer of the proposed Data Centre in Hume - Technical Real Estate - hopes to start construction of the facility in early May. Interestingly, what seemed to be insurmountable problems associated with moving from their preferred site across the road from the...

Mitchell to follow the Git home?

By 24 February 2009 6

The ABC has a bit on the flouncy haired Drew Mitchell mulling over coming to play in Canberra with his special friend, Matt Giteau. "It's an option and it's an option worth looking at," he said. "A big part in my reasoning in coming over here was to play with Matt Giteau. "Being here for go...

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